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Japan’s Cryptocurrency Regulatory Watchdog Orders FSHO Exchange to Shut down Operations

Category: Business, Finance, News, Regulation

Japan’s Cryptocurrency Regulatory Watchdog Orders FSHO Exchange to Shut down Operations

It is stale news that the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) has increased regulatory oversight in the nation’s crypto space for quite some time now. However, the surprising aspect of the entire scenario now is that the FSA is on the verge of rejecting the application of a local exchange for the first time in its history. FSHO Not Up…

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HitBTC Cryptocurrency Exchange Stops Servicing Japanese Residents

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HitBTC Cryptocurrency Exchange Stops Servicing Japanese Residents

The regulatory wars continue. The eighth largest crypto exchange in the world by traded volume, HitBTC, has barred Japanese citizens from using its platform citing regulatory issues. Goodbye Japan According to a blog post by the firm on June 3, 2018, the HitBTC team has made it clear its effort towards getting approved by the nation’s regulatory authority is yet…

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Has the Rise of Bitcoin Forced the Swiss to Rethink Money?

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Has the Rise of Bitcoin Forced the Swiss to Rethink Money?

Crypto-friendly Switzerland faces a referendum on June 10 that could fundamentally change the concept of money in the small European nation. With the rise of bitcoin as a permissionless, decentralized alternative to national currencies, have the Swiss been forced to rethink what money really is? The rise in the popularity and use of bitcoin has been phenomenal since 2009, in…

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U.S. and Canada Launch Massive Cryptocurrency Fraud Probe: “Operation Crypto-Sweep”

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, News, Regulation

U.S. and Canada Launch Massive Cryptocurrency Fraud Probe: “Operation Crypto-Sweep”

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) announced a series of probes related to cryptocurrencies, on May 21, 2018. The investigations aim to eliminate the bogus securities offerings from the industry. Additionally, they also target initial coin offerings (ICOs) that promise high returns without providing enough information to the investors about the risks. Actions Just the “Tip of The Iceberg”…

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Texas Securities Board Cracks Down on Two Alleged Crypto Scams

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Texas Securities Board Cracks Down on Two Alleged Crypto Scams

Another day, another scam. That is, unfortunately, the reality of the current state of the cryptocurrency industry where the pseudonymity of bitcoin and most other digital currencies provides an alluring feature for scammers to operate. Authorities around the world, however, have started to crack down on cryptocurrency scams to put a dent into this unfortunate trend. One regulatory authority that…

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South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges on the Verge of Self Regulation

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News, Regulation

South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges on the Verge of Self Regulation

After months of heightened FUD in the entire crypto ecosystem, the market is gradually picking up speed as a vast array of nations has started creating proper regulatory frameworks for the blockchain-based digital assets industry. The Korean Blockchain Association, a reputable body in the South Korean cryptocurrency space, has proposed a self-regulatory system that would greatly ‘sanitize’ the virtual currency…

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Bermuda Prepares Regulation for Blossoming Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

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Bermuda Prepares Regulation for Blossoming Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

At a time when the ‘big nations’ are busy dragging their feet concerning the favorable regulation of the virtual currency industry, Bermuda, the self-governing British overseas territory island nation is putting the finishing touches to its crypto regulation plans. Bermuda’s Regulatory Body Seeks Feedback The Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) is seeking the opinion of residents concerning the anti-money laundering law…

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Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase Approaches SEC for Regulated License

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Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase Approaches SEC for Regulated License

According to a Wall Street Journal report, U.S. cryptocurrency business Coinbase has approached regulators to get registered as a licensed brokerage. Such a move will allow the exchange to conduct its business in compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which considers cryptocurrencies to be “securities.” If executed right, the regulated exchange would be able to provide several other…

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Everything You Need to Know About Cryptocurrency Regulations

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Everything You Need to Know About Cryptocurrency Regulations

Cryptocurrencies were a tough pill to digest even before the governments got involved. Now, the policymakers all over the world are trying to take control of the digital currency. Right from exchanges to ICOs, keeping track of what’s legal has become just as daunting as figuring out which new-fangled token might turn into next big thing. Owing to the lack…

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Coincheck Hack: The Best Thing that has Happened to XEM Traders

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Coincheck Hack: The Best Thing that has Happened to XEM Traders

There might be a silver lining looming for victims of the Japanese Coincheck heist. For many, getting robbed might ultimately prove to be a blessing in disguise. Looking at a reimbursement of around $440 million Coincheck’s COO Yusuke Otsuka said on Thursday, March 8, 2018, that the hacked users would be compensated for the heist of January 26, 2018. Regulators…

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